"Little Bird" as written by and Alison Elizabeth/gregory Goldfrapp....
She's like a little bird
She flies from a to b
To see what she can see
She's far away from me

We danced down the mall
We danced by the sea
The land of blue gold
Is where we were freed

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Where we were freed
Where we were freed

The shiny blackest crow
Flew out to sail along
Though much to her surprise
He had two mouths for eyes

She understood his words
The crow's feathery pleads
He gave to her his wings
And now she is free

July-ly-ly
July-ly-ly
July-ly-ly
Now we are free
Now we are free

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"Little Bird" as written by William Owen Gregory Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp

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    General Commenti love this song. of course, the beauty of it is that i believe it's very open to personal interpretation...as are many good songs. i think it might be about a girl who undergoes a spiritual transformation. i feel like she's talking about this other girl as part of herself, or maybe a close friend, who undergoes something but comes out of it (kind of along the lines of what thatKid said or any kind of bad situation). i feel like it's about a part of herself because at the beginning of the song she says, "she's far away from me" (like a part of herself that was once happy) and at the and she says, "now WE are free" (she's reunited with her whole-self after encountering the crow).

    as far as the crow, i believe he can be seen as something that represents the change or the death of the situation. because of this song, and because of the general vibe of the album, i looked up a bunch of things about the symbolism of the black crow. there are many different beliefs, but i found one that struck a chord with me. the link is below. the crow can be seen as the first step toward the freeing of one's soul.

    crystalinks.com/…

    because of finally freeing myself from a certain person (a tumultuous relationship that never ended properly...but now finally has), this song is therapeutic and special to me. love it!
    ania123on May 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautifull song! ♥
    pimpingpastaon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazing climax, i do think it is beautiful
    nicexdreamon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always swore the lyrics said

    " she flies from bee to bee "

    instead of

    "she flies from A to B"

    you know, like the birds and the bees? I always liked thinking thats what she was saying. and then she meets the crow.

    A to B? not as great.
    mrsm1nork1ngon January 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very pretty song, but I always thought this song was about a girl that was murdered and raped or something. it was always the "but mich to her surprise, he had to mouths for eyes" and the "now she is free"

    Is that right? I'm not sure ><
    thatKidon March 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The crow was very pleased.."
    haha, so cool
    chikubion March 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly the duo's most beautiful song. Allison sounds perfect!
    alexvickerson May 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about a lover/traveling companion who she was only with for a month (july) who then met a new traveling partner who could go more places and speak more languages. (atleast thats the story I hear)
    jonesthemightyon September 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that this could be about a vision of the Devil (that crow with "two mouths for eyes").
    lachouion October 30, 2014   Link

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